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first_img Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019 Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories A recent study projects global market revenues for radiotherapy patient positioning accessories will exceed revenues of… read more News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.center_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Technology | April 29, 2009 FDA Clears Patient Positioning System for Improved Proton Therapy News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD April 29, 2009 – The FDA cleared of a new generation of patient positioning system (PPS) developed by Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) and ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. (ProCure), which is designed to improve proton therapy.The basic configuration of the robotic PPS is a Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA). It combines commercially available robotic sub-systems, which makes it cost-effective and easy to maintain, with custom designed arms to allow for the specific needs of patient positioning in proton therapy. A unique dual coupler system is attached at the end of the wrist of the robot arm that is used to attach different devices to the PPS, such as a patient table or chair, or a test phantom. The device employs reportedly safe robotic technology that meets the standards of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA).Some specific design elements of the PPS compared to earlier generations include:- An increase of the clinically usable area of the proton therapy treatment room. This larger work envelope also makes it suitable for image-guided proton therapy in combination with 3D imaging capability in the treatment room.- Optimized movement speeds designed for safe and precise motion of the PPS. The range of speed and motion with the pitch-and-roll axes of the robot is restricted to reduce the sensation of movement when the patient is on the table.- The ergonomics are said to be better, as there are no moving parts in the floor system that supports the device, which allows greater accessibility to the treatment area for patients and therapistsThe new PPS is part of ProCure’s strategy to make proton therapy better and more accessible. This includes making the therapy more cost effective and creating a platform that will allow easy integration of future advanced image-guided proton treatments.The first clinical installation will be at the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City, scheduled to open this summer.For more information: News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more last_img read more

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